How common are shoulder replacements?
Shoulder problems are very common in Tuolumne County. Having practiced in Denver prior to moving to Sonora 9 years ago, I have seen more shoulder problems, such as rotator cuff tears, bursitis, tendonitis and arthritis, here than I did in Colorado. Joint replacements for shoulders are now consistently very good to excellent even for people with unrepairable rotator cuff tears. Changes in surgical exposure, pain management, and rehabilitation have likewise improved the outcomes for total shoulder replacement.